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Ex-Egypt spy chief Omar Suleiman dies in U.S.
 

Former Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman died Thursday of undisclosed causes at a hospital in Cleveland, Egyptian media reports. A confidante to deposed President Hosni Mubarak and, for the last 13 days of Mubarak's reign, his vice president, Suleiman headed Egypt's powerful General Intelligence Directorate for 18 years. He briefly ran for president in the 2012 elections, but was deemed ineligible due to a lack of valid signatures. He was 76 and not known to be in poor health.

 

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